Public education was conceived to provide children with the tools to succeed in society. Reading, numeracy, an understanding of the history and the functions of government where they live are essential components for that success.
What public education is not supposed to be is a system in which activist teachers and administrators use children as tools to further their own politicized agendas.
The TDSB Ecological School Guide is pushing for students in grade schools to participate campaigns to pressure the Prime Minister of Canada to comply with the objectives of the radical Council of Canadians. That organization, headed by Maude Barlow, is a far-left lobby group which funds the neo-Marxist website rabble.ca, has supported the anti-Israel movement in Canada and wants the absurd Occupy Movement's efforts to make the class warfare an acceptable aspect of political discourse.
The TDSB's guide also lionizes and encourages to emulate activists involved in partisan and highly politicized forms of activism like that practiced by David Suzuki and Ursula Franklin. Franklin is a fanatical hypocrite whose extremist form of pacifism, had it been implemented by The United States, Canada and Britain at the time of her youth, would have led to her death in the Nazi labor camp where she was consigned during the Second World War.
Suzuki, who has enriched himself through being at the forefront of opposition to Canadian energy policy goals like the development of Alberta's Tar Sands, is made out by the TDSB to be a hero and founder of an activist dynasty.
This is only part of the TDSB's ongoing indoctrination of students to be used as tools by radical, far left political activists.
Working with the extremist institution, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, The TDSB is introducing activism in subjects like mathematics at the grade school level.
Toronto's Public School Board has engaged with fanatical, violent anti-capitalism groups like the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, the leader of which has openly called for class warfare. The TDSB has employed Tim McCaskell, the spokesperson for the depraved group of hypocrites, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, to train students to engage in activism.
The education system in Toronto is badly broken. While teachers are being laid off and millions are wasted on corrupt spending practices, money is always found to indoctrinate students to compliance with the latest radical trend.
The TDSB's Board is oblivious to serious criticism as is the Provincial Ministry of Education, which is responsible for the curriculum throughout Ontario's schools. The only answer to the problem may rest in changing Ontario's government. That option may have to wait a while as Premier Kathleen Wynne has made it clear there is no shape into which she will not contort herself in order to hold on to power for as long as she can.
h/t Matthew Lau